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1. (WO2018089452) SPINDLE SLEEVE WITH RETAINER FOR VEHICLE WHEEL ADJUSTMENT

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/089452    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/060579
Publication Date: Fri May 18 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Thu Nov 09 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: B60G 9/00
Applicants: COMPAGNIE GENERALE DES ETABLISSEMENTS MICHELIN
MERRILL, Zachary, Alexander
Inventors: MERRILL, Zachary, Alexander
Title: SPINDLE SLEEVE WITH RETAINER FOR VEHICLE WHEEL ADJUSTMENT
Abstract:
An apparatus for a vehicle is provided that has an axle with an axis. A spindle sleeve with a spindle sleeve inner surface axis coaxial with the axis of the axle is present, along with a spindle sleeve outer surface axis that is not coaxial with the axis of the axle. The spindle sleeve has an inner surface and an outer surface. A sleeve washer is present along with a bearing that has an inner race, an outer race, and a roller. The inner race has an inner surface and a front surface in which the front surface is located forward of the inner surface in a lateral direction. The inner race has a curved surface that extends from the front surface to the inner surface, and the sleeve washer engages the front surface. The apparatus also includes a retainer that engages the spindle sleeve and the curved surface.